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"i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L.A.)" , posted Tue 17 Apr 23:44post reply

it's funny i found this now, because this art show opens later today. anyways, a bunch of artists came together together and submitted works based on their game experiences from the 80s

if anyone could make it to this show, then come back here and tell us how it was, then that would be fucking great! if you could come back with photos, then man, the better!

here are some web sites for your viewing pleasure

i am 8-bit info

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight the gallery

the ad

the blog

Copra where i found everything






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"Re(1):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Tue 17 Apr 23:48post reply

oh yeah, that Amy Sol chick is a very lovely artist if you've got the chance to check her out. excellent technical skill too. i respect anyone that can manipulate acrylic like that





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"Re(2):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Wed 18 Apr 03:17post reply

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"Re(3):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Wed 18 Apr 07:46post reply

I can't go! I'm in LA at the end of the month, but not tonight! GAH.

I wanted to play Megaman on the 2600 :(





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"Re(4):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Thu 19 Apr 03:25post reply

I hope I can go to that show... I don't live in LA, but it is in reach. A friend of mine got me the book of artwork from that show as a birthday gift last year, and I look at it every now and then. It would be so awesome if I could witness these new artworks personally.

I am a little miffed with the people that run the shop for that website. I bought 2 t-shirts from the online shop using PayPal in December 2006, and I never received them. They never responded to my e-mails, and I couldn't get a refund because of a technical issue with PayPal.





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"Re(5):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Thu 19 Apr 04:17post reply

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They never responded to my e-mails, and I couldn't get a refund because of a technical issue with PayPal.



that's pretty messed up :\

I'll be going to this show weekend after next...but I wanted to make the premiere ;_;





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"Re(1):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Thu 19 Apr 15:42post reply

I'm not geek enough to go to such a thing....


... seriously, the 8-bit Tit wasn't very inspiring.





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"Re(2):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Thu 19 Apr 16:36post reply

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... seriously, the 8-bit Tit wasn't very inspiring.



I can't imagine it would be - but these shows don't tend to be that geeky.





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"Re(3):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Fri 20 Apr 06:12:post reply

That exhibit is around until May 12th... I will have to make THREE trips to LA in three months. =( One to make this exhibit and two other times for the JET Program. I recently got accepted and will be leaving for Japan in late July... YAY!!!

And thanks to this thread, it helped me to remember about the shirts I never got, wrote another e-mail and I finally got a response saying things will be taken care of immediately. Thanks indirectly to JJJ... YAY!!!

Since we're on the topic... now, here's a video-game-related exhibit that you all will enjoy, but... you don't have to take MY word for it. </creepy LeVar Burton voice>

UCSC Donkey Kong building mural solely made up of "Post-Its"





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"Re(3):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Sat 21 Apr 06:07post reply

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I can't imagine it would be - but these shows don't tend to be that geeky.

yeah. it'll be more artsy if anything

i'm also sad i won't be playing Megaman on a bigass controller, but i'm glad at least two of us will be able to check it out eventually. i'd absolutely love to visit the show there, or at least get ahold of that book Eddy's talking about

oh, gratz on the shirt and JET program. maybe you will meet sabo. then you will duel


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UCSC Donkey Kong building mural solely made up of "Post-Its"

crazy. i saw the pics before but didn't know it was done in post-its





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"Re(1):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Sun 22 Apr 03:19post reply

quote:
it's funny i found this now, because this art show opens later today. anyways, a bunch of artists came together together and submitted works based on their game experiences from the 80s

if anyone could make it to this show, then come back here and tell us how it was, then that would be fucking great! if you could come back with photos, then man, the better!

here are some web sites for your viewing pleasure




photos

Someone took a lot of pictures of the whole show. My favorite so far is the Alice in wonderland take on Nintendo characters.





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"Re(2):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Mon 23 Apr 06:21post reply

But is it art? The idea of basing an exhibition around the experience of games is an intriguing one and a nice change of pace from the usual still life or religious subjects. But as I looked at the endless interpretations of Mario I didn't feel as if I was looking at what gaming meant to the artists so much as a kitsch re-imagining of what the character designs. Having art look back at pop culture can be interesting in a Lichtenstein sort of way but it more often than not feels self-referential. For example, is there any point to what appears to be a painting of the old situation comedy "Coach" other than empty irony?





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"Re(3):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Tue 24 Apr 04:31post reply

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For example, is there any point to what appears to be a painting of the old situation comedy "Coach" other than empty irony?



I certainly think there's a lot of nostalgia for nostalgia's sake here, but to me the best examples are semi-literal visual translations of happens in the games, like mario eagerly crushing a mushroom under his heel, or reimaginings of characters, like Blanka as a luchador. As in all art, there are ups and downs - I'm doing my best to focus on the ups here, but the downs, as with all aspects of entertainment, tend to overwhelm anything else.





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"Re(4):i am 8-bit Group Show (for anyone in L." , posted Wed 25 Apr 03:47post reply

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I certainly think there's a lot of nostalgia for nostalgia's sake here, but to me the best examples are semi-literal visual translations of happens in the games, like mario eagerly crushing a mushroom under his heel, or reimaginings of characters, like Blanka as a luchador. As in all art, there are ups and downs - I'm doing my best to focus on the ups here, but the downs, as with all aspects of entertainment, tend to overwhelm anything else.


To be fair all I have seen of the show is the pictures in the link that Shooo-rook provided so my thoughts about the show are more or less second hand. That, and I've certainly seen worse art exhibitions. I think I was expecting something different from what the show actually delivered.